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#1 Old 07-21-2012, 04:05 PM
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My mind is blanking right now!  What are some good veggie food sources of iron?

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#2 Old 07-21-2012, 04:11 PM
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Soybeans! Lentils, cooked spinach, tofu and tempeh, chickpeas and cereals!

Remember that it's good to eat a source of vitamin C with your iron to help absorption - like orange juice with your tofu scramble, or a sliced tomato with your spinach.

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This is an informative read: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-health/meeting-iron-needs-from-plant-foods-the-vitamin-c-connection/

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Sorry, misread this...

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You could always ignore the dogma and eat bivalves (clams, etc)...they typically have ten times the iron of even red meat.    Of course, *real* vegetarian can't eat these brainless sea life.....but its food for thought (literally...its extremely rich in b12 as well).


We have already had discussion on bivalves of the sea on here, and why vegetarians do not eat them. They are included as animals. Why eat bivalves when there are plenty of plentiful plant iron sources?  Tofu, lentils, chick peas, tempeh?

 

One again "real" vegetarians, know that sea life are animals and do not eat them. Would I be wrong to assume that you probably do?


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Soybeans! Lentils, cooked spinach, tofu and tempeh, chickpeas and cereals!

Remember that it's good to eat a source of vitamin C with your iron to help absorption - like orange juice with your tofu scramble, or a sliced tomato with your spinach.
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Also, take a look at this: http://veganhealth.org/articles/iron
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